Atlanta rapper SUBMiT follows up his track “Spend It,” which featured Taylor Bennett and Pharoh, with a new song entitled “Rock Bottom(s).” Over his own production, something we’ve been seeing him do quite a bit of late, SUBMiT provides an abundance of quotables as goes in on a subject which he provides further insight on below. Listen to “Rock Bottom(s)” above, and expect SUBMiT’s upcoming project, Apt 139, to arrive this summer.
When I worked at this pizza spot in the (mostly white) college town I went to school in, some of my home boys came in to my job once to say what’s up. We talked for a bit, gave them some money cause we were buying liquor that night and they left. I didn’t think anything of it, but some of my co-workers made it a point to tell me that my friends looked “scary.” I was more confused than offended, mostly because they were all college grads wearing Ralph Lauren and fitted jeans. Two of them had some dope bottom grills in too. It put a lot of questions in my head. Why were they scary? Was it the grills? Was it the Polo? Because they were black? It made me notice a lot of things about America. You can be “well to do,” you can be “presentable,” you can be a college grad, filthy rich, or Magic Johnson, but all of that is superseded by your blackness. So you may as well swag it.